The Bible plays an integral part in the Catholic faith. Here you can find out more about the significant changes made at Vatican II, the role of the Scriptures in the Liturgy, and why Dei Verbum is so important …
Vatican II and Dei Verbum
“Easy access to Sacred Scripture should be provided for all the Christian faithful.”
From 1962 to 1965, up to 2,500 Bishops and thousands of observers, auditors, sisters, laymen and laywomen met to discuss the doctrines of the Catholic Church. The meeting was called the Second Vatican Council (also known as Vatican II) and produced 16 documents that shaped the Catholic Church as we know it today. One of the most significant documents was called Dei Verbum (Latin: “The Word of God”), and says that “Easy access to Sacred Scripture should be provided for all the Christian faithful.” To find out more about the impact of Vatican II on the Catholic Church’s relationship with the Bible, check out the video below.
You can read Dei Verbum here.
The Role of the Scriptures in Liturgy
What role do the Scriptures play in the Catholic liturgy?